Neato Unveils New Connected Robotic Vacuums At IFA

Neato has launched two new Botvac Connected robotic vacuum models and expanded the functionality of its Botvac D7 robotic vacuum at the recent IFA show in Berlin.

The Botvac D4 Connected replaces the existing D3 model, and features Neato’s signature LaserSmart mapping and navigation technology, virtual No-Go lines, improved battery life for 33% more run time and quick boost charging, the company said.

The new Botvac D6 Connected includes all the features of the D4 along with an upgraded brush for better cleaning against pet hair and allergens, eco and turbo modes and multiple floor plan support, each with virtual No-Go lines. It is designed for multi-level homes.

The company has also launched a free software upgrade for the Botvac D7 Connected robotic vacuum, which will introduce zone cleaning, allowing users to create zones on their floorplan in the Neato app for a more targeted and customized clean. Botvac D3 and D5 Connected users will have access to features such as No-Go Lines and quick boost in a software update later this fall.

“At Neato, we believe in the notion of personalized cleaning; that every person, in every home, lives life in unique and distinctive ways. This is why we design products that adapt to them,” said Matt Petersen, Neato CEO. “Our new Botvac D4 and D6 Connected are proof of this belief. These are products which will grow with the customer through software updates, answering to their needs. Neato was created to transform and with this launch our product portfolio is truly innovating for the future to offer a personalized cleaning experience.”

The Neato Botvac D4 and D6 Connected robotic vacuums have suggested retail prices of $499 and $699 respectively. Both models are available online and at retailers in North America and Europe. The Botvac D7 Connected carries a suggested retail price of $799.